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Mediterranean Wrap

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Earlier this year, when I was in Orlando, I fell in love.  In fact, it was love at first bite.  I’m talking about the Mediterranean wrap I ate at Au Bon Pain in the Orlando airport.  I ordered it for lunch when I arrived at the airport, and I ordered it again when I was […]

Pepper Jack and Double Olive Pita Pizza

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When I came across this recipe to test, I didn’t have high expectations.  A pizza that was heavily topped with olives?  Hmmmm…it didn’t sound all that amusing.  But, was I proven wrong!  Surprisingly, the combination of the pepper jack cheese, two different kinds of olives, and a sprinkling of diced bell peppers really works into […]

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

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I love having pizza dough stocked in our freezer.  Just throw it in the fridge in the morning and it’s thawed and ready to shape for dinner in the evening.  Even better is having pizza toppings ready to toss on for a quick meal.  Such is the case with this pizza.  As Josie suggested when […]

Mexican Triple-Decker Pizzas

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Lately, all I have been sharing with you are recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth or serve as a filling snack.  I have been making new dishes here and there, but always for dinner when it is already dark outside and there is no way I’ll get a good snapshot of it.  (Sorry, I […]

Oktoberfest Burger

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If you type in a Google search for “Oktoberfest Burger” you will end up with a result page full of references to the burger chain, Red Robin.  Red Robin is one of the few restaurants we have in town.  We don’t visit often, but a few weeks ago I received a birthday coupon in the […]

Fish Tacos

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Have you heard of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos?  It’s a fast food chain with locations in Hawaii, California, Colorado and Texas boasting an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu with a surfer-dude vibe.  Ben fell in love with the place during his college years and kept telling me about it.  Once we moved to California together, he finally wouldn’t […]

Amish-Style Smothered Mushroom Burgers

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Have you ever had a meal that immediately made you think of someone after the first bite?  This burger made me think of my dad.  My dad is one of those guys that likes his food a little more…well…bland.   I’m not saying this is a bad thing, and I’m definitely not complaining.  He’s pure in […]

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

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There is hardly a day that I’m not in the mood for grilled chicken.  If it weren’t for the hassle of working with raw chicken (really, the only hassle is that it’s totally gross) then I think I would grill it every day.  Grilled chicken is so nice to have on hand to throw into […]

Grilled Santa Fe Burger

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Once again we busted out the grill.  Are you surprised?  When I saw these Santa Fe Burgers on Sargento’s website, I knew I needed to make them asap.  Ground beef stuffed with our favorite snack of chips and salsa?  Yes, please! This was my first experience cooking burgers on our new grill.  Ben is usually […]

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

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I’m happy to say we are loving our new grill and finally getting familiar with using charcoal instead of gas.  It’s amazing how much more flavor a charcoal grill adds, especially when using special mesquite or wood chips, or whatever it is that Ben keeps soaking in water first then throwing into the coals.  I […]

Tropical Fusion Salad – Readers’ Recipes, May 2011

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This month, I am happy to share this salad recipe from a fellow Pastor’s wife, Jacqui.  Jacqui lives in Michigan (also my former home state, holla!) and comes from a long line of “foodies.”  She learned to cook in junior high and developed a bigger love for it soon after she was married.  Although she […]

Tropical Chicken Quesadillas

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Ben and I love quesadillas, but nothing is more disappointing to us when we see them listed on a menu with a lonely filling of just cheese.  Don’t get me wrong, that simple version can hold up as a decent enough snack, but quesadillas are so much more enjoyable when they are loaded with flavorful […]

Cheese, Ham and Chive Waffles

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Are you thrown off already just by the title?  Savory waffles, really?  Trust me, it took some time to convince myself to finally make these and try them.  The ingredients listed just didn’t seem to work in a waffle.  Ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, chives, and…orange zest?  Weird. Although we ended up having these for […]

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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A few months ago a friend of mine started an email recipe exchange with several of her friends.  Although I’m not exactly hurting to find new recipes, I was excited to join the group and see what everyone would share each month. I’m embarrassed to say that since I have so many recipes already bookmarked […]

Cheddary Chicken Pie

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Don’t you love coming across recipes that offer shortcuts?  That’s what I love about this cheesy chicken pie.  You can choose to make your own pie crusts and chop up your own fresh veggies, or decide to make it a very quick weeknight meal by using pre-made refrigerated pie crusts with a bag of frozen […]

Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll-ups

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Hooray for another virtual party!  Today we are honoring our food blogging friend, Kelsey, over at Apple a Day.  She is getting married, so Amy from Sing For Your Supper organized a virtual bridal shower to celebrate the anticipation of her big day. I already had my eye on these crescent roll appetizers, so I […]

Creamy Chicken Pockets

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I dug this one out of my recipe posts from 2008 because it is a meal we enjoy often and really needs to be brought back to your attention. With the blog aged over 4 years now, there are many recipes lost in the archives that I’d love to re-photograph (is that a word?) and […]

Easy Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know the other day I had a craving for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  And, you already know I satisfied that craving – not shamefully, either.  This macaroni and cheese recipe is almost as easy as making it out of a box, but much better for you […]

Green Chile Beef Empanadas

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The shredded beef I used in these empanadas has become a staple in our house.  It’s so versatile and easy to fix up that I’ve been wanting to put it on the meal plan week after week.  Of course, that’s a bad idea because we do not want to get sick of it, but I […]

Easy King Ranch Chicken

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My friend, Stephanie, introduced this meal to me a few years ago.  She mentioned King Ranch Chicken is a Texas staple, which is where she is from.  There are many variations of this dish, but I have found this one to be the easiest while it’s very delicious!  This is a simple casserole for those […]